Fresh Tomato pizza Sauce

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Home made Pizza with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Ricotta

This fresh tomato pizza sauce is so simple to make and fills your kitchen with a heavenly aroma. Make this in batches as it keeps for a week in the fridge. You can freeze bags of it when tomatoes are in season and use it over the winter months for pizza sauce or as a simple base for pasta sauce.

Fresh Tomato Pizza Sauce

Serving Size:
40 minutes


  • 2 Tb olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Kg fresh ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh basil, thyme, oregano or marjoram (or a mixture)


  1. Peel your fresh tomatoes by scoring them on the base and plunging them into boiling water for 1 minute. Allow to cool before peeling them. Use as you would tinned tomatoes for any recipe.
  2. Heat oil in a frypan and add the onion. Cook gently to soften but don’t colour them.
  3. Add the garlic and cook gently with the onion for an extra minute.
  4. Add the fresh tomatoes, honey and salt and pepper. Cook at a simmer for 30 minutes. The aroma will be amazing.
  5. In the last 5 minutes add in your freshly chopped herbs to infuse.

Top Tips:

  • You can simmer for longer to achieve depth of flavour.
  • You can add dried herbs instead of fresh but add them to the recipe with your onion
  • You can puree the sauce after cooking (and cooling a little) to create a smooth paste.
  • Top your pizza with the sauce and a little mozzarella, ricotta, feta or other favourite pizza cheese. As it comes out of the oven dust with freshly grated parmesan and fresh basil leaves.
Home made free form pizza with fresh tomato pizza sauce on a wooden chopping board with a large chefs knife
Homemade pizza with fresh tomato pizza sauce
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